Guillermo del Toro Reveals More Info on Justice League Dark Movie

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Posted by G-Man (38674 posts) - - Show Bio

Guillermo del Toro was at WonderCon this past weekend talking about his latest projects. Unfortunately I was unable to attend his panel but some information concerning his Dark Universe project has surfaced, thanks to Collider.

It was said that the movie bible has been completed and he will begin the screenplay soon with a writer to be announced soon. John Constantine will be the lead character recruiting others. There will be elements from Demon Knights. The characters' origins will be told throughout the movie. Other characters such as Deadman and Swamp Thing were mentioned plus the fact that del Toro's often stated his fondness for Etrigan.

We'll have to wait for more information.

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#1 Edited by AllStarSuperman (25859 posts) - - Show Bio

first

#2 Edited by Crash_Recovery (855 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be interested to see how those characters look on-screen. It's hard to imagine Deadman, Swamp Thing or Etrigan not being cheesy, but if anyone can do it, it's del Toro.

Also, why post just to say first if you don't have anything to add?

#3 Edited by TheCommissar (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Elements from Demon Knights? Probably doesn't mean much, but I'm still going to say, "Yay!"

#4 Edited by Renchamp (3859 posts) - - Show Bio
]@allstarsuperman said:

first

This isn't adding to the conversation.

I think a decent movie, especially by del Toro, would be the only way to get me into any DC characters, especially from this angle.

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#5 Edited by ptigrusmagus (496 posts) - - Show Bio
  
#6 Edited by ThreadPool (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds freakin' great. Now if we can just get Keanu back... Ya know, dark hair, no accent...

KIDDING, KIDDING!!!

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (25859 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be interested to see how those characters look on-screen. It's hard to imagine Deadman, Swamp Thing or Etrigan not being cheesy, but if anyone can do it, it's del Toro.

Also, why post just to say first if you don't have anything to add?

Cause im awesome

@renchamp said:
]@allstarsuperman said:

first

This isn't adding to the conversation.

I think a decent movie, especially by del Toro, would be the only way to get me into any DC characters, especially from this angle.

hey your just jelious

#8 Posted by dondave3 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good

#9 Posted by LordRequiem (1330 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about you folks, but I absolutely loved Keanu Reeve's Constantine movie.

#10 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2952 posts) - - Show Bio

SWAMP THING!!!!!!!!!! Finally back on the big screen!!!!!! Oh I can't wait for this!!! I'll also FINALLY be able to convince my sister that it's pronounced Constan-TYNE. I swear the more I think about that supposed Hellblazer movie the more I hate it

#11 Posted by Ellie_Knightfall (4856 posts) - - Show Bio

Zatanna, pls.

#12 Posted by bloggerboy (676 posts) - - Show Bio

Elements from Demon Knights? Probably doesn't mean much, but I'm still going to say, "Yay!"

Agreed. I hope they at least go with Etrigan's Demon Knights look. That's badass!

#13 Posted by CheapoComics (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Really love the characters and the director as well, a perfect match all around. Only gripe....please don't use the title "Justice League Dark". I know that is probably tentative anyway, but really....it sounds like crap.

#14 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6708 posts) - - Show Bio

@cheapocomics: I think they're calling it 'Dark Universe'.

I like the comics, but the name isn't great. It doesn't make a lot of sense.

#15 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4888 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited. The thought of Deadman live-action sends shivers down my spine.

#16 Posted by deadpool25mm (662 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadman and Etrigan, Awesome!

#17 Edited by JonSmith (4084 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait... This is ACTUALLY happening? I thought this was a rumor! A joke! A hoax! Like the alleged Justice League movie!

This is REALLY a movie that is being made that I will be able to see in a theater?!

... I stand by my original criteria: As long as it has the phrase, "Gone, gone, o form of man..." somewhere in it, I'm set. Also not opposed to Daniel Craig playing Constantine if they can make that happen.

#18 Posted by bob808 (6841 posts) - - Show Bio

Constantine and Swamp Thing awesome!

#19 Posted by millennium (211 posts) - - Show Bio

i cant find the words to tell just how happy i am to here this amazing news about this movie hopefully he'll now be able to get it through pre-production and start filming

#20 Posted by The_Tree (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

Del Toro sounds like he's got a good grasp on what the characters should be. Hopefully the movie happens.

#21 Edited by JamDamage (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

this was news yesturday.

#22 Edited by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though I love these characters, it's sad that I'm more excited about the Justice League Dark movie with a weird name than I am for the actual Justice League movie.

#23 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (411 posts) - - Show Bio

This is glorious. I hope they make his Bizarro movie too

#24 Posted by CitizenJP (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadman. Yes. Please.

#25 Edited by Porcupeth (13 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Mezmero (992 posts) - - Show Bio

For some reason this sounds way more enticing than a Justice League movie.

#27 Posted by feargalr (1231 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping this is going to be a sign of tptb constructing a large cinematic DC unvierse

#28 Posted by RedX9 (75 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a hard time believing this will ever be green lit. WB doesn't take a lot of chances on things outside of the big two, so while I would love to see it, i'll make sure I don't hold my breath of this ever seeing the light of day.

#29 Posted by RedX9 (75 posts) - - Show Bio
@mezmero said:

For some reason this sounds way more enticing than a Justice League movie.

Thats what happens when you have someone who is passionate about what they write and not just trying to slap something together with a big name on it. This is something DC really needs right now, but they more than likely won't bite because they'll claim they don't get it.

#30 Posted by Akindoodle (1050 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (3160 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

Wait... This is ACTUALLY happening? I thought this was a rumor! A joke! A hoax! Like the alleged Justice League movie!

This is REALLY a movie that is being made that I will be able to see in a theater?!

... I stand by my original criteria: As long as it has the phrase, "Gone, gone, o form of man..." somewhere in it, I'm set. Also not opposed to Daniel Craig playing Constantine if they can make that happen.

@mezmero said:

For some reason this sounds way more enticing than a Justice League movie.

These

#32 Edited by Xorion (447 posts) - - Show Bio

a blonde bloke with a british accent for the role od Constantine please... Oooh and cigarettes... Lots of cigarettes...

#33 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10308 posts) - - Show Bio

I am excited to hear more details about the project

#34 Edited by JonSmith (4084 posts) - - Show Bio
@xorion said:

a blonde bloke with a british accent for the role od Constantine please... Oooh and cigarettes... Lots of cigarettes...

Well, he's not blonde, but check this.

#35 Posted by hyenascar (200 posts) - - Show Bio

every fan that i know that was huge Constantine fans were upset and wanted a redo pn the movie. Well hopefuly here we go. This would jump to the top of my list of things i'm excited for. Make it so.

#36 Posted by lightsout (1884 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it has to do with the amount of money invested & amount expected to bring in theaters, but it still "baffles" me that less-known characters/titles like this get the green-light so much easier than the best known properties.

I'd like to see this though, if it has any connection to the DC universe. It'd be neat to see Deadman & Etrigan (& possibly Z) on the big screen.

#37 Posted by longbowhunter (8463 posts) - - Show Bio

If this movie ever gets made it has the potential to be my favorite comic book movie.

#38 Posted by NeoSpeedForce (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Let see the only ways this will succeed is if these elements are present. One the Justice League Dark members have to be dysfunctional. Two some mention of the other Justice League has to be in there (I vote for a crude comment by Constantine). There must be sorcery. I wonder who they would face off against.

#39 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like Swamp Thing would only be a cameo or he would be like the Phantom Stranger where he just shows up to be mystical (even though he isn't that mystical).

I just think Swamp Thing is too hard to do on film if he is participating as a main or even secondary character.

Unless of course they redesign him in some way like Galactus in Fantastic Four 2. That of course would be a complete rip-off though.

That said, I can see this being a lot like the second Hellboy with a hint of Pandora's Box (mystically)

If this came out, I would be more excited for this then any of the Marvel, Sony or Fox movies.

#40 Posted by NeoSpeedForce (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Neil Patrick Harris wouldnt be a bad choice for the role of Constantine.

#41 Posted by Nightwing4 (384 posts) - - Show Bio

Daniel Craig would be the best choice. Gah he'd be perfect.

#42 Posted by fartvader (48 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC should focus more on their main Justice League movie. If this fails (which i hope not) the whole Justice League franchise could be in a serious trouble.. just my two cents

#43 Posted by The Stegman (28068 posts) - - Show Bio

@xorion said:

a blonde bloke with a british accent for the role od Constantine please... Oooh and cigarettes... Lots of cigarettes...

:P

#44 Posted by Ama_Sama (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@porcupeth said:

@ellie_knightfall said:

Zatanna, pls.

Agreed! Needs Zatanna

Zatanna's not in this, we riot. Who's with me?!

I'll help you get the angry mob together if she's not. Seriously. One woman on the cast, and an iconic, powerful woman at that, is a necessity for this movie.

#45 Posted by Vincent_Valjean (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't say I'm not excited about this one but how about making a movie about The Authority as well?

#46 Posted by Vincent_Valjean (55 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14009 posts) - - Show Bio

All I can say is... Thank you, Comic Book Gods.

#48 Edited by The Stegman (28068 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Seriously???

No I was joking, that's Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, though he is blonde, British and smokes heavily, I always said he reminded me of Constantine.

#49 Posted by lilben42 (2686 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though I love these characters, it's sad that I'm more excited about the Justice League Dark movie with a weird name than I am for the actual Justice League movie.

Yeah, probably because this movie has a foundation you know. Hopefully when man of steel comes out and does good then they will release a new great writer.

#50 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

@vincent_valjean said:

@the_stegman: Seriously???

No I was joking, that's Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, though he is blonde, British and smokes heavily, I always said he reminded me of Constantine.

I'm almost positive that he was intended to be an homage to Constantine. I read that somewheres.

Anyway, I'll believe that this movie is really happening when I see concrete stuff. Del Toro's an extremely busy guy, so I'm not holding my hopes up for this movie coming to us anytime soon. But Deadman, Constantine, and the possibility of Zatanna in one movie? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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